ACTIO is an industry-focused, multifaceted team that combines the expertise of global beverage executives, restaurant operators, software engineers, data scientists, and Fortune 500 leaders who have leveraged analytics to transform their company
A DEEP BENCH OF EXPERIENCE
CEO & FOUNDER
Technology leader for 20 years. Previously CEO of Scalable Analytics, HPC solution for real-time big data analytics. Business Lead, CIMS a public-private R&D facility (IBM/Autodesk). CEO & Founder, Elephant Factory, a start-up up that commercialized CIMS IP.
Experienced CEO, Board Member, Entrepreneur, Vistage CEO Advisory Board, former Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer, Carrefour.
L CATTERTON, DANONE
Operating Partner at L Catterton which boasts a strong restaurant chain portfolio. Previously, Marc-David was the President of Danone Naya Waters North America, where he played a key role in the formation of the joint venture with The Coca-Cola Company.
During Mitch's 5-year tenure as CEO, Nielsen was recognized as one of the world’s “Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes magazine, one of the “Top 40 Companies for Leaders” by Chief Executive magazine, a “Top 50” company for diversity and inclusion by DiversityInc magazine, a “JUST 100” company by JUST Capital, and one of the “Best Run Companies of 2018” by the Wall Street Journal.
Former Global VP of Insights and Analytics at Molson Coors. A Marketing Executive with proven expertise in driving growth in the global CPG and beverage space. A devoted student and passionate advocate of consumers, which is most fundamental to brand building.
DATA & ANALYTICS
Specialties: Statistical modelling, predictive analytics, explanatory analytics, marketing mix modelling, quantitative decision support, data mining, budgeting, forecasting, ARIMA modelling, multivariate regression analysis, financial analysis, strategic planning, capital budgeting, DCF, IRR, and NPV.
Former President & COO at TGI Friday's, Inc., CEO for Wherehouse Entertainment, Inc., CEO & Managing Owner at Strategic Restaurants Acquisition Co. LLC and President & COO at Bennigan's Restaurants.
HITACHI SOLUTIONS NA
Industry thought leader on Microsoft Azure. President and COO, North America at Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd- Business Solution Group.
Experience includes CFO of national brands such as Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, Interim CFO of GT's Kombucha, and Interim CFO of Qdoba Mexican Eats.
Restaurant industry leader and Founder of NY based Rosa Mexicano Restaurants who oversaw expansion across major US metro areas.
BUFFALO WILD WINGS
David Hawthorne is the Chief People Officer for Pacific Bells franchisees of Taco Bell and Buffalo Wild Wings. David has spent eighteen exciting years with Pacific Bells, growing from HR Manager to his current role, which he has held for over five years.
A demonstrated background in restaurant, bar and nightclub operations leadership, franchising, franchise sales & development and franchise relations. Key understanding & experience in people development, strategic planning and successful sales and profit generation.
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
Former Chief Procurement Officer Coca-Cola. Transformational Leader in Procurement Performance and Efficiency and Commodity Management and System Design.
DOMINO'S & WINGSTOP
Deep understanding of customers buying decisions across dine-in, take out, and delivery in both franchise and corporate business models plus business development, site location, operations, field marketing, and new store development.
Experienced marketing executive working for or with GROWTH brands such as PepsiCo/Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Frito-Lay, JCPenney, NBC/Universal, and The Cheesecake Factory among many others.
Former VP Finance, Molson Coors with a deep understanding of measuring Return On Marketing Investment.
John B. Richards
An accomplished CEO and board member for iconic consumer companies at their inflection point including Four Seasons Hotels, Starbucks and Elizabeth Arden Red Door.
Dennis has spent over 40 years in the restaurant, retail and real estate business segments leveraging his broad based management skills and experience in both Iconic and International Brands.